BharatPe co-founder Ashneer Grover and his wife Madhuri Jain were stopped at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport here after the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police issued a look out circular (LOC) against the couple.
Speaking to The Hindu, Joint Commissioner of Police (EOW) Sindhu Pillai said that the LOC was issued to stop the duo from travelling abroad and asked them to join the probe from next week at the EOW office in Mandir Marg.
“The duo was stopped at the security check and asked to return to their residence and join the probe from next week,” said Ms. Pillai.
According to sources in the EOW, the LOC notice was issued in the light of the allegations against the duo of using backdated invoices to siphon off funds for the work they did not do for the fintech company and a number of payments made to vendors shown on record that could not be traced.
Reacting to the developments, Mr. Grover took to social media platform X, claiming that he had not received any communication or summon from EOW since the FIR in May until 8 a.m. on Friday. He claimed that it was during the immigration process when the officers informed him that there was an LOC notice issued against their names and the status of their travel would be ascertained after the officers spoke to them.
“I found it strange as have travelled 4 times internationally since FIR filed in May - never been a problem and I had not even been summoned once,” wrote Mr. Grover on X.
Adding to the post, he wrote that the summon from EOW was delivered by mail later in the day. “Will cooperate as usual,” he added.